Winston Salem Coming Up in the Craft beer world!

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  1. Beeranator

    Beeranator Feb 8, 2013 North Carolina
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  2. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    Yup. Can't wait. Already backed Small Batch's kickstarter!!


    Went to a tasting the other day at City Beverage that Small Batch had. Enjoyed each beer they had to offer.


    They have another tasting coming up at City Beverage on June 15th from 12-4......:):D
     
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  3. Beeranator

    Beeranator Feb 8, 2013 North Carolina
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    I'll definitely have to go to that one!
     
  4. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    Did you make it out there yesterday?
     
  5. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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  6. Beeranator

    Beeranator Feb 8, 2013 North Carolina
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    I did! I only had the Stout, IPA, and Belgian Strong Ale (had to work later). out of all of them the IPA was my favorite, it reminded me of Jade from foothills.
     
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  7. brstls4drmrs

    brstls4drmrs Jan 30, 2011 North Carolina
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    Hate I could not make it out there. Hopefully I'll be able to try some soon.
     
  8. Retemnav

    Retemnav May 15, 2012 North Carolina
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    Small Batch is having another tasting at City Beverage on August 10th, with a blackberry saison (Purple Drank) and a cucumber saison on tap.
     
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  9. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    YES!!!! been interested in Purple Drank since i saw it on their twitter and facebook page
     
  10. brstls4drmrs

    brstls4drmrs Jan 30, 2011 North Carolina
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    Awesome. Need to put that on the calendar.
     
  11. fehrminator

    fehrminator Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
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    I will support any brewery that names a beer "purple drank". Just on principle.
     
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  12. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Either or both need to do something the Friday night of the BASC release. it would be a great time with so many BAs in town for the release (me included).
     
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  13. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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  14. Retemnav

    Retemnav May 15, 2012 North Carolina
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    Disappointing they don't have a mug club membership/founders reward or something. Strange reward levels...not sure who's gonna donate $5k to get their name tattooed on someone else's body? Or have a Skype Pizza Party? They send you some pizza and then talk to you on Skype? Weird.
     
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  15. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    Anyone planning on going? I'll be there. On their facebook page they have posted some pics and descriptions of some of the stuff they are bringing to the tasting!
     
  16. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    I'm planning on showing up...
     
  17. brstls4drmrs

    brstls4drmrs Jan 30, 2011 North Carolina
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    What time is that at? I may try to make it if I can work it in my schedule.
     
  18. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    12-4
     
  19. Retemnav

    Retemnav May 15, 2012 North Carolina
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    I'll be there
     
  20. Beeranator

    Beeranator Feb 8, 2013 North Carolina
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    I went over to Hoots last night and had an awful experience. Anyone else been there yet?
     
  21. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    Have not been yet. Was planning on hitting it up over the weekend.....why was the experience bad?
     
  22. Beeranator

    Beeranator Feb 8, 2013 North Carolina
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    Pretty much got ignored at the bar myself and another BA went and we stood around for 6-7 minutes before we got the bartender to acknowledge us the bar wasn't busy at all and we were standing at the bar. then she finally took our order and she took and served 3 other peoples orders (about another 5 -7 minutes) before we walked out. guess we weren't cool enough lol

    Btw they don't have their beers on draught yet.
     
  23. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    damn. that's no good.

    Think I might hold off then - at least until they start pouring their own stuff.
     
  24. Beeranator

    Beeranator Feb 8, 2013 North Carolina
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    Yeah I agree, I'm going to go back when they serve their beers but not until then.
     
  25. brstls4drmrs

    brstls4drmrs Jan 30, 2011 North Carolina
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  26. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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  27. Handle

    Handle Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    I visited Hoots yesterday. They don't have their equipment in and aren't brewing yet, but the place is really cool. Awesome woodwork inside, submarine portholes in the wall that will eventually look in on the brewery, taps coming out of an old diver's helmet on the bar. Not to mention the old mill out back. The place has a lot of character, and I look forward to visiting again to try their beers (equipment's coming in November).
     
  28. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    Anyone know of a solid opening date for Small Batch? Keep reading that it is close.
     
  29. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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  30. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    Small Batch to open this Friday, 11/8!!
     
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  31. brstls4drmrs

    brstls4drmrs Jan 30, 2011 North Carolina
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    Might have to check that out.
     
  32. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    I'm going to check it out. 8 of their beers on tap at opening.
     
  33. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    From Small Batch's facebook page

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  34. brstls4drmrs

    brstls4drmrs Jan 30, 2011 North Carolina
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    Look like great combos. I look forward to trying all of them. Particularly the pumpkin, limon, Thanksgiving and.......
     
  35. Handle

    Handle Mar 16, 2009 North Carolina

    Hoots got their equipment in today. Not sure how long it'll be 'til they're brewing.
     
  36. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    Nice!
     
  37. brstls4drmrs

    brstls4drmrs Jan 30, 2011 North Carolina
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    I'm looking forward to Hoots. Love the name and the area of town they're in. Good memories over there.
     
  38. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    Maybe I spoke too soon. They just posted that they will make an announcement via social media on Friday about when they are opening
     
  39. TheItalarican

    TheItalarican May 21, 2009 New York

    Indeed... I just walked by the place and bumped into one of the guys. A Friday opening is still a possibility, but nothing will be posted either way until Friday.
     
  40. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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